The Teeny Tiny Teacher : A Teeny Tiny Ghost Story (ISBN: 0590371231)

Calmenson, Stephanie / Denis Roche (illustrator)

Published by Scholastic Press, NY 1998, 1998
ISBN 10: 0590371231 / ISBN 13: 9780590371230
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First printing. Glossy pictorial hardcover. DJ in new mylar. 9 1/4 x 10 1/4. Unpaginated. In this variation on the old English folktale, a teeny tiny teacher takes a teeny tine bone back to her classroom and has it subsequently diruped by a teeny tiny voice asking for the bone. Nicely illustrated in color. Light rubbing to DJ, else Fine/Fine. New. Bookseller Inventory # 8012

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Synopsis: An ingenious, humorous adaptation of a folktale follows a tiny teacher to the park, where she finds a tiny bone that brings havoc to her tiny classroom. By the author of The Principal's New Clothes.

From Publishers Weekly: Calmenson (The Principal's New Clothes) combines school and ghost story in this knock-off of the classic folktale. A diminutive teacher and her even more diminutive students find a mysterious bone and are subsequently haunted by a mysterious voice. Calmenson engages readers' attention through her use of repetition and the familiar setting ("She handed out the teeny tiny cups of juice and passed around teeny tiny cookies"). The pace builds to a climax when a "teeny tiny voice" from the closet grows increasingly louder ("Give me my bone!") and the teacher puts a stop to it ("Take it!"). Unfortunately, the juxtaposition of school setting and scary theme seems jarring; the classroom is too cheery to be frightening. The real triumph is Roche's (Loo Loo, Boo and Art You Can Do) rendering of the teeny tiny world inside and outside of the classroom. His uncomplicated style and crayon-bright palette exude sunshine from the double-page spreads. Each gouache illustration brims with charming Lilliputian details: flowers loom above the minute schoolhouse, children play jump rope with a spool of thread, and Scrabble pieces form stepping stones, while inside children sit on dice and at desks made of dominoes. Though the themes may work at cross purposes, readers will likely take pleasure in the teeny tiny visual details. Ages 5-8.
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Title: The Teeny Tiny Teacher : A Teeny Tiny Ghost ...
Publisher: Scholastic Press, NY 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrator: Denis Roche
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st Edition

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Calmenson, Stephanie
Published by Scholastic, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (1998)
ISBN 10: 0590371231 ISBN 13: 9780590371230
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